All About 2PM (Profile and Photo Gallery)
Group Name : 2PM
Origin : Seoul, Republic of Korea
Genres : K-pop, dance, hip-hop
Years active : 2008–present
Labels : JYP Entertainment (South Korea), Sony Music (Thailand), Ariola Japan (Japan), United Asia Management
Website : 2pm.jype.com
2PM is one of the two subgroups branched out from the eleven-member (before Jaebeom’s departure) boy band One Day, the other being 2AM. They debuted with the song “10 Jeom Manjeome 10 Jeom” (10점 만점에 10점, lit. 10 Points Out of 10 Points), which showcased their acrobatic dance styles. They achieved their first No. 1 song with “Again & Again”.
Originally, 2PM have seven-member group, but currently consisting of six members, due to the sudden contract termination of leader Jaebeom following an Internet controversy in September 2009. They are managed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Junsu, Junho, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung and Chansung.
* Junsu (준수) (born January 15, 1988), full name Kim Junsu (김준수), was born in Daegu, South Korea.
* Nichkhun (닉쿤) (born June 24, 1988), full name Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul (นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล), is an American citizen of Thai and Chinese descent. He was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
* Taecyeon (택연) (born December 27, 1988), full name Ok Taecyeon (옥택연), was born in Seoul, South Korea. As a young child, Taecyeon (along with his family) moved to Bedford, Massachusetts, where his parents and older sister still currently reside. He originally auditioned for JYP Entertainment in New York City to become a model.
* Wooyoung (우영) (born April 30, 1989), full name Jang Wooyoung (장우영), is from Busan, Korea and was selected as a JYP trainee through MGoon’s JYP auditions, of which he won first place against 5,000 other candidates.
* Junho (준호) (born January 25, 1990), full name Lee Junho (이준호), is from Ilsan, Korea and signed a contract with JYP Entertainment after winning the “JYP’s Superstar Survival” talent search (which Taecyeon and Chansung were also contestants in) in 2006, placing 1st out of 6,000 competitors. Due to his looks, he is often compared with Korean entertainer Rain).
* Chansung (찬성) (born February 11, 1990), full name Hwang Chansung (황찬성), acted in the Korean sitcom “Unstoppable High Kick” prior to his debut with 2PM. Chansung participated in the same survival game as Junho but lost. He auditioned a second time and was accepted into the company. He rapped in 2AM’s song “To Her” (그녀에게).
* Jaebeom (재범) (born April 25, 1987, full name Park Jaebeom (박재범), was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Originally entering JYP Entertainment as a rapper and b-boy, he trained for four years to improve his singing and Korean. Due to his comments on his MySpace page, he left the group on September 8, 2009. On February 25, 2010, JYP Entertainment announced that Jaebeom’s contract was permanently terminated.
* 2009: The First Album 1:59PM
* 2010: Still 2:00PM
* 2008: Hottest Time of the Day
* 2009: 2:00PM Time For Change
* 2010: Don’t Stop Can’t Stop
* 3rd Mnet 20’s Choice Awards : HOT Performance Star
* 3rd Mnet 20’s Choice Awards : HOT Summer Heat Popularity Award
* M.net Asian Music Awards : Best Male Group
* M.net Asian Music Awards : Artist of the Year
* 24th Golden Disk Awards : Disk Bonsang Award
* 1st Melon Music Awards : 2009 TOP 10
* 19th Seoul Music Awards : Popularity Award
* 19th Seoul Music Awards : Bonsang
* 4th Mnet 20’s Choice Awards : Daum’s Search Hot Star Award (Special Award)
* 4th Mnet 20’s Choice Awards : Most Influential Stars
* M.net Asian Music Awards : Best Dance Performance (I’ll Be Back)
* M.net Asian Music Awards : Male Group Award
* M.net Asian Music Awards : The Shilla Duty Free Asian Wave Award
* 2nd Melon Music Awards : 2010 TOP 10
Photo Gallery of 2PM
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